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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Bog Roll Ent Stump Pencil Holder on: July 18, 2014 04:46:38 PM
suereal - It is truly baffling that this awesome enchanted craft came from a toilet paper roll! I love it. Thanks for taking the time to explain how you did it, I will definitely try this out one day!
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock portrait on: July 18, 2014 04:32:20 PM
I don't even know who Benedict Cumberbatch is, but this is awesome!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Portrait of a Young Man and His Hen on: July 18, 2014 04:29:06 PM
Wow, it is beautiful!
I could only wish that my stitching would be as incredible as yours! It is amazing.
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Embroidered Snoopy Pillow on: April 12, 2014 05:35:02 PM
This is officially my first craft that I'm sharing here at Craftster!
My 13 year old daughter likes collecting dolls and for Christmas she got her first collectible newborn doll (very expensive), which she of course loves. Since it is her birthday tomorrow, I decided to make a pillow for her baby.
It was made from materials that were found around the house. The red fabric was from an old skirt of my daughter's, the lace trimming was from the underskirt of an old Halloween costume, and the embroidery thread is at least 30-40 years from a stash which I inherited from my husband's grandmother.
This is my 2nd time ever working with embroidery, the 1st time was when I was 8 years old and my grandma helped me stitch a pillowcase featuring a duck holding an umbrella. For this current pillow, I held the fabric up to the computer screen and traced out an outline of Snoopy with the hearts. I believe that I did it all in back-stitches, though I am not sure myself as I'm not familiar with the different embroidery stitches. I also know in some spots, I didn't correctly fill it in enough. The words on the pillow were free-handed which is why it is not perfect. I stuffed it with some stuffing from a ripped pillow.
Also I'm not a whiz on the sewing machine and my pillow didn't come out completely round like it was supposed to. But hey, the wonkiness of it adds to the homemade charm of it! At least that is what I tell myself!  Cheesy
Onto the photos...

An upclose of Snoopy. Here you can see where I didn't completely fill in the stitches, but I know for next time!

An upclose of the hearts and writing.

A front shot of the whole pillow. The top has the date of when her doll was "born" (here where I live we put the day first and then the month!). The text reads:
"Someone loves you...
Joshua Benjamin"
She picked a cute name for her doll!

A back shot of the pillow. The text reads:
"To: Holly
(heart) Mama
Happy 13th Birthday!

I hope that she will like my gift that I made from the heart. I worked on it every night for quite a few weeks now and I can't wait to see her open it tomorrow!
5  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: First time trying out needle felting. on: April 09, 2014 04:16:53 PM
You have definitely given me that little push that I needed! I've been thinking awhile about trying out needle felting, but I always thought I could never make something so cute.
Now I see your FIRST absolutely adorable penguin and it gives me the courage to try this as well. Thanks for sharing!
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Health and Safety style sign on: April 09, 2014 04:04:11 PM
Ooooh...I like this idea. I could alter this and make it into a project to help me quit smoking!
Very clever job indeed  Grin
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Monster Artist Dolls on: April 09, 2014 03:58:21 PM
I love these! My favorite is the lime green one, his horns are amazing!
How did you make him? I'm guessing that you crafted the head, hands, and feet out of clay and then made him a plush body?
8  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 97 ENTRIES / Re: Tiny aquarium in a tin on: April 08, 2014 04:25:03 PM
That is such a clever cute idea! It looks wonderful. Well done!  Grin
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Imprinting on Concrete Pottery on: April 08, 2014 04:15:46 PM
They came out wonderful!
What a great cheap way to make decorations for the garden. I'm thinking that I could alter this idea and make cute memorial stones for my pets...if you don't mind me stealing the idea that is!  Grin
10  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 97 ENTRIES / Re: Steampunk Goggles From Juice Containers on: April 07, 2014 03:59:52 PM

And great that your wife introduced you to craftster Smiley. Welcome!
I agree. Crafty men are awesome! We need more of them!
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